It may also be in your best interest to have your home inspected and/or appraised just prior to placing your home on the market. This information can guide your preparation for the sale, as well as being used to market your home.
It is important to understand that the method the buyer employs to purchase the home (i.e. cash, FHA, VA, USDA, etc.) have differing requirements as to the condition the home. While a home inspection is normally performed by the buyer during the purchase process, there are huge benefits to understanding what improvements will be required to sell your home before we get to the negotiating table.
A home inspector will perform a standard inspection and include a summary specifically organized to address the various funding requirements. Most inspectors will (for a small fee) be willing to come back and re-inspect and certify the condition of the home.
Marketing your home with this certification will immediately turn heads as compared to other homes on the market. There is also less unknown in the sales process which leads to a higher sales price in the negotiating process.
It is important to make sure that the inspector has the acceptable certifications required by most lenders, insurance, and governmental agencies, and that they offer all of the necessary inspections to address their concerns. Over the years, The Full Sale Team has worked with a number of highly seasoned and certified inspectors, which you can find by visiting our Vendor page.